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SFGTV2
Jun 21, 2013 5:00pm PDT
and any type of economic activity spreads through the entire economy. it is a great example of everybody working together. city economic development is the engine of our nation and we need to provide an environment with start ups that can flourish and if we do that, all the the grid lock in washington, our economy will grow. i would reach to everybody to remember that everybody has problems, every government has problems. when you look at america, we've had 235 years of dysfunction and it's doing well so far. maybe it comes with the territory. san francisco has shown how government can function and the citizens of san francisco and the whole region are benefit ting from it. we've had something like a 30 percent in tech growth. this is what we call the big app instead of the big apple. in the next decade the capital will continue to grow. last year it was like a hundred new york city based companies that acquired $1.8 billion. it's just the beginning. if you think about san francisco and new york, the future couldn't be brighter because tech business is where the business is where people
CNBC
Jun 20, 2013 5:00pm EDT
the economy improves. so we were buying stock today that if the economy improves that's where i want to be like a macy's. with the volatility index spike is as high and hard as it did i sold some of our mdny puts. >> you're telling me you believe ben bernanke forecasting of the improving economy when you look at the world over -- >> if it doesn't improve he's not going to taper. >> then you'll still have qe. isn't that the condition under which stocks rose? >> yes but it seems to me that growth is decelerating significantly and i don't know how the fed can stand here and say that things are going to look better in the second half. >> i'm saying if they don't they're not going to taper. so i think that this reaction is not surprising that there was a very significant reaction. but i think it's a little bit overdone. >> guy? >> hi there. technical damage in the market is there. karen mentioned may 2 for different reasons on may 22 we saw an outside day in the s&p. we've discussed it at length since. the low today was 1608. remember that number. earlier this week we made a high of 1654.
SFGTV2
Jun 22, 2013 2:00pm PDT
a whole bevy of coming in this economy that affects the management and the host company that is start ing in san francisco that want to plan with us and not wait for a disaster to hit and then find out that we could have accessed many people. that is helpful for the mayor to search for more partners and get ready and be more excited about recovery. when you look at what happened in new orleans and all the victims of tornados. they always tell you they could have been more ready for this had they engaged people ahead of time. this is what we are doing to improve these changes. if the economy gets hit by a major earthquake, that's an incredible hit to the rest of the country. we have to invest a lot more. that is one example of how we can use a lot more technology companies helps us with things that have challenged our cities. >> the likelihood of an earthquake is less than out here, although i have lived in city hall, working there one day when the building actually shook. it was the first that i noticed. everything did shake a little bit. it wasn't particularly frightening. right now we a
MSNBC
Jun 21, 2013 3:00am PDT
-- pumping billions and billions of dollars into the economy. is it possible that we have gone from a tech bubble to a housing bubble to a fed bubble? >> it's absolutely a risk. the real question is is this easing? all this billions and billions of dollars, trillions of dollars really of dollars the federal reserve has printed and pumped into the economy. have they created a real enduring economic expansion? can housing exist? can housing keep recovering even without ultra-cheap money? can the housing market keep rising without ultra-cheap money? can housing growth continue? that's the bet that ben bernanke has been making the past couple of years. the question is is the debt going to pay off, or will we be right back in this mess we were five years ago? >> isn't the case when former chairman allen greenspan greens retired, he was pummeled because of the housing bubble. isn't it the case, since greenspan left, we've become more liberal with our monetary supply as far as pumping more money into the monetary supply. money has been basically free for investors and businesses for the past seve
PBS
Jun 20, 2013 11:00pm PDT
is in cities and metropolitan contraries because these are the engines of the economy, centers of trade and investment. top 100 metros so only one ace of the land mast, two-thirds of the population, three quarters of the gdp and on every indicator that matters, infrastructure and human capital and innovation. 75, 80, 85, 90% of the nations share. there really is no american economy. what we have is a network of metro economies and they're now stepping up and doing the hard work. >> but at the same time we all know that some of the toughest economic challenges are the state and local level. >> absolutely. but the great thing about metropolitan areas is they're not just governments. you know, the federal government is a government. state governments are government, metropolitan areas are networks. and we see that these networks are finding really creative and beneficial ways. >> rose: networks between what? >> networks of different companies, different philanthropic groups, different individuals, all coming together. they have loose or tight connections. and they can fund things more-- in
MSNBC
Jun 19, 2013 3:00am PDT
economies in terms of -- because they need europe to be able to take their stuff. watch for china -- i don't know who's really running that country, but i can tell you this, their deceleration in economics is just incredible. it's not bringing us down. >> china may go down below 7%, 6% growth this err year. we are right now the tallest building in elmira, new york. >> it's the shung kamao bank. >> how do you know about elmira, new york? >> i come to play. >> you do come to play. we may be the tallest building in elmira, new york, but people keep buying the dollar. what are you going to do? go to europe? go to china? they're all train wrecks wait to go happen. >> you can't feed china. that's a big issue. 700,000 recespiratory deaths la year. let's go to john meacham. speaking of smoking, he smokes way too much. john, you look at europe, the g-8, they were all lecturing president obama three years ago. sarkozy, where is he now? who knows? he's probably staying at your place in the south of france. >> oh, no, unh-unh. >> but united states is in this strange position of just sort of crawling a
CNBC
Jun 18, 2013 6:00am EDT
the eurozone economy, arguing that recent signs of market stabilization mean that the ecb's interest rates are becoming a more effective tool again. we'll see about that. >>> also, g-8 leaders are wrapping up a summit in northern ireland today. british prime minister david cameron has, of course, been the host. he says the goal of the group is to "fired up our economies and drive growth and prosperity around the world." we're going to have more, of course, from cnbc's steve sedgwick, who's on the ground there in that beautiful live shot in about 20 minutes. >>> meantime, time for "the global markets report." we'll go across the pond not to ireland, but to london, where ross westgate is standing by this morning amid a sea of green. a little bit of red around. how are you doing, ross? >> yeah, hey, andrew, pretty good. we're actually at the best levels of the session today here for european equities. advances out-pacing decliners by around about, what, 6-2, 7-2 on the dow jones stocks 600. it's been a mixed morning, but the ftse 100 now up 0.8%, despite the that is correct if inflation numbe
CSPAN
Jun 19, 2013 12:00pm EDT
that actually is a good balance and works for everyone in this sector of the economy. this bill first creates a way for current undocumented workers to obtain legal status through the blue card program if they've worked at least a hundred workdays or 575 hours from january 1, 2010 through december 31, 2012. all the blue cardholders will receive biometric identification. employers will be required to provide a record of their employment to the department of agriculture as well. and to be eligible, then, for a green card, the workers must have worked for at least a hundred days per year for eight years prior to enactment or 150 days for five years prior to enactment and they also would have to show that they pay taxes on their income that they earn while in blue card status, that they have not been convicted of any felony or violent misdemeanor as well. next, the bill also establishes an agricultural worker program to assign work visas for immigrant workers who don't wish to live in the united states but want to be able to come to the united states to be able to work legally. workers must regis
FOX Business
Jun 18, 2013 12:00am EDT
or follow me on twitt. all right. next on "money," no matter how the economy's doing, apparently you can always bet on a sandwich. a huge expansion in the face of obamacare and stiff competition. the ceo joins us explain how. but should executives be allowed toump their comny stock? bread before i ceo steps down. details on a growing controversy the chairman, t is all the work of thetreet. this is a good one. piles of "money" coming up. ♪ melissa: this is one of the issues that we talke about on our shw. jobs in the economy. we know that it has been given how close e last few years. one company has been given 800 new jobs just this honor. i am wondering the same thing. how is this? let me welcome the c of firehouse. bob, you have cations in 35 states. but still, 800just this summer is a lot 2400 workers in 2013 hae said that you have done a lot of expanding even though the economy has not grown up fast. >> yes, americans have an insatiable appetite for great food. while the restaurant business is very competitive, they ar continuing to grow in this environment. we have the second high
CNN
Jun 19, 2013 11:00am PDT
anticipated meeting on the economy. and the result of that meeting could affect your retirement savings, your ability to sell your home, buy a home, your 401(k), your cash. the list goes on and on. as we know, everyone sits with bateed brea bated breath waiting for the voice of ben bernanke. christine roman, good to see you. we're hoping you can translate some of the fed speak in language we can all digest. i know this is your beat. tell me, we're awaiting this statement. what will you be listening for? >> what we know is we have seen the statement. we know there's no change in the amount of bonds the fed is going to keep buying, that stimulus into the economy. no change in its interest rate target. really i would say overall no change from the fed right now. and that is what so many people wanted to know. will the fed chief, will ben bernanke, continue to stimulate the economy. they're putting $85 billion every single month right into the economy by making these bond purchases. what we can tell you, the statement from the fed, that's going to stay the same. they are not announcing how, when,
MSNBC
Jun 20, 2013 12:00pm PDT
. a lot of times cbo's estimates change because actual economic facts change. the economy's getting better, employment is going up, they'll revise their numbers accordingly. that's fair. the only thing i want to say is of course predictions become correct. we have to agree on who's in charge of predicting before we make a decision. >> of course, predictions are not always right, but the key fact of the cbo report is that it scored this immigration bill extraordinarily high and it will be extremely helpful to the american economy. >> right. >> this will be valuable for all of us. so do you think that this cbo report will change or help the impact -- will change the immigration debate or will people who are against it still say, well, i don't believe it. i don't care about what that says? >> well, i think it does change things for the better if you're in favor of immigration reform, which i am. we proponents of immigration reform are always sort of saying in a generic way, this is good for the economy. you bring in talented people. you bring in ambitious people, people who want to work, stay
CBS
Jun 21, 2013 5:30pm PDT
's exactly what wall street feared when the chairman of the federal reserve said that the economy had improved enough for the fed to ease back on one of its stimulus programs. the dow lost 559 points in the two days after that announcement. it stabilized today, gaining 41 points. it's not just the stock market. anthony mason tells us higher interest rates are also affecting the housing market. >> one of the things i love about this house most is the kitchen. >> reporter: in dumont, new jersey, 30-year-old jeremy mcdonald decided he couldn't wait any longer to jump into the housing market. >> and now, you know, that the prices are starting to trickle up a little bit, it's a good time to get in there because i know the market is not going down anywhere. >> reporter: realtor kelly weber said in the past few months it's suddenly become a sellers' market. >> they're starting to get over asking prices. >> reporter: weber says two forces are combining to drive up prices. >> inventory is low and you have buyers wanting to get in before the rates start creeping further up which is creating thi
SFGTV2
Jun 17, 2013 5:30am PDT
, and the economy. without it, things simply can't exist. woman: we have good health in this country, in part, because we have clean water. and we shouldn't forget that, and we shouldn't take it for granted. melosi: in the late 19th century, serious waterborne disease epidemics were having devastating effects. roy: but then, in the early 1900s, we began to treat our water. and since then, we've seen a rapid decline in the incidence of waterborne disease. narrator: most cities treat drinking water through filtration, chlorination, and sometimes ozonation to kill pathogens in the source supply. these are complex treatment plants that cost millions of dollars to operate, but are necessary for our wellbeing. the treatment of drinking water has been called one of the greatest public health achievements of the last century. the water infrastructure itself protects the treated water until it comes out of our taps. it's been since 1911, since we had an outbreak of cholera or typhoid in the united states. but that doesn't mean that it can't happen. it can happen. if we aren't on our guard all the time
FOX Business
Jun 17, 2013 5:00pm EDT
on twitter. all right. next on "money," no matter how the economy's doing, apparently you can always bet on a sandwich. a huge expansion in the face of obamacare and stiff competition. the ceo joins us to explain how. but should executives be allowed to dump their company stock? bread before i ceo steps down. details on a growing controversy the chairman, that is all the work of the street. this is a good one. piles of "money" coming up. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male anuncer ] if you c't stand the heat, get off the test track. get the mercedes-bz you've been burning for at the summer event, going on now at your authorized mercedes-benz dealer. hurry, before this opportunity cools off. going on now at your authorized mercedes-benz dealer. we replaced people with a machineer, what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your banksn't let you talk to a realerson /7, you need hello?y. ally bank. your money needsn ally. melissa: this is one of the issues that we talked about on our show. jobs in the economy. we know that it has been given how close the last few years. one
CBS
Jun 21, 2013 7:00am PDT
in years? plus, how the dow's plunge could be a good sign for the economy. >>> new overnight. word of a near miss in the skies above new york city. how two jets almost collided in midair. >> the incredible story of a deaf boy hearing for the first time. inside a medical breakthrough. >>> and the miami heat go back to back, repeating as nba champs. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> people in hedging their bets. >> wall street tries to rebound after a massive sell-off and stocks tumbling. >> yesterday, the dow plunged, its biggest point drop since 2011. >> anxiety mounted over potential of the stimulus reserve to end. >> snowden under investigation. the inspector general race been looking into the company. >> we do believe there may be some problems. >> senate leaders appear to have reached a compromise on immigration reform but the deal is likely to face stiff opposition in the house. >> for peepople concerned about border security, once they see this bill it's almost overkill. >> it's back-to-back
CNN
Jun 20, 2013 6:00am PDT
.s. economy, but there would be a road map for when they would stop doing that. the u.s. economy was strong enough to get on its own two feet and unemployment rate got back 7%. take their foot off the accelerator is the way the fed chief put it. overnight, world markets started to react saying all the markets that had benefitted from the big flood of fed money into the world economy and all markets having a pull back to what would be the reality when the fed is not in the game. you see the dow down about 69 points right now and down 72. we'll continue to watch. we have seen triple-digit declines the last six or seven days in a row, carol. >> then it goes right back up. such a weird thing. >> very volatile and i'll let you know how this is playing out and whether they can absorb it all right today. >> thank you, christine. >>> other stories we're covering this morning. senate negotiators are expected to announce a deal today on an immigration reform bill that would increase border security as cnn first reported yesterday. the plan would double the number of patrol officers from the current l
CBS
Jun 17, 2013 4:30am PDT
of eight summit is supposed to center around europe's ailing economy. but as cbs reporter susan mcginnis reports another topic is expected to draw attention. >> reporter: president obama left air force one holding daughter sasha's hand. for the next two days, he will meet with world leaders here in northern ireland which he sees as an appropriate place to talk peace. >> beyond these shores right now in scattered corners of the world there are people living in the grip of conflict. you're their blue print to follow. we're the proof of what's to follow. >> reporter: russian president vladimir putin says president obama's plan to arm rebel fighters who he calls barbarians will hurt the chances for peace in syria. >> are these the people you want to support? are they the ones you want to supply with weapons? >> reporter: president obama and president putin are scheduled to hold private talks this afternoon. the conversation comes after a new report reveals the u.s. and the uk spied on russia and others at another summit. the british newspaper the guardian says former nsa contractor edw
CSPAN
Jun 21, 2013 2:00pm EDT
: both sides are addressing the economy, to bring growth back. it is not easy. we are facing enormous challenges on both sides. we have different kinds of responses, different kinds of contacts in america. i think the common concern is to make sure the recovery is a sustainable one that we don't go in an up and down in terms of economic performance. i think we have established a few lines that are common. we need financial stability and we need to increase our competitiveness. we are facing enormous challenges in emerging economies. we need to adjust our economy for training and education and we need the skills in the job market. for the moment i think the g-8 has clearly identified that. we need to join efforts at the international level to create a right position. host: what needs to happen? guest: i think we need to consolidate our accounts and put our house in order in terms of the debt and deficit. that is crucial for our credibility of our efforts. at the same time, we need to invest in a new way, we need to create the sources of competitiveness for the future. so our economies
CSPAN
Jun 18, 2013 12:00pm EDT
which will have a terrible impact on state and local economies. going back to when the government tries to implement compassion it will always be done on a political basis. i want to speed up because we want to leave time for discussion and our other panelists. i want to give you an example how this happens. i heard this great example. think about a mother who steals to feed her children. she goes to children. her children end up in foster care. we have sympathy and there is the terrible situation, where is the outcry for amnesty for such a person? where the outcry for family reunification for someone broke the law. it is not there? why? because she is not a member of desired political block people in washington trying to garner favor for. that is to go back to let individual discuss 19 we get mandate for compassion. go next to verse 34, right after the mandate that we exercise kindness to strangers, it also prohibits unjust weights and measures. that is what this bill is. it is an unjust weight and measure. we need to take the things into consideration. i could go on. this bill also, a
MSNBC
Jun 21, 2013 7:00am PDT
, hiring police officers and hiring firefighters. and it comes back to the economy. and if the sequester cuts are not done effectively and accurately, it's going to affect us on the streets where main street lives. >> so this may be an area where republicans and democrats, mayors from across the country will agree this weekend, but what can you all do about it? i mean, what kind of influence can you have? what can you accomplish with this meeting? >> well, i think congress listens to what mayors have to say, but, you know, congress is not necessarily a functional legislative body to begin with. so sometimes on some issues, i'm not sure our voices is as loud as it could be or received as loudly as it should be. but, you know, people live in cities. and i think they look at city government right now as being stronger and stronger and a more vital part of our economy than ever before. cities are where the jobs are being created. it's where the growth in our national economy is going to have to take place in we are going to continue to build this country. >> and finally, before you go, you a
CSPAN
Jun 20, 2013 7:00am EDT
we've got to get the economy jumpstarted and back on track in a manner that is sustainable for the programs that we all care about. one of of the ways to clearly do that at the -- at the cbo has indicated, and this is a nonpartisan operation, is to pass copperheads if immigration reform that provides an additional piece of evidence as to why this is so significant for us to get done and to get done sooner rather than later. ,ost: congressman jeffreys what is another issue, before we go to calls, that you focus on or that you think the congress should be addressing? i think we have to do with the gun violence problem we have in america. it is, katie, i understand that, but certainly as americans focus on the problem, and the aftermath of the tragedy in newtown, connecticut, the issue that we confront in the district, i represent a very urban district that has several neighborhoods in east new york,: the island, brownsville, that in the last several decades have gunrienced issues in violence. almostevery reagan, -- every weekend, there is an issue that has resulted from an il
CNN
Jun 21, 2013 3:00am PDT
of money they're pumping into the economy each month. >> we will ease the pressure on the accelerator by gradually reducing the pace of purchases. >> reporter: the second, overnight thursday, bad news from china. manufacturing production fell for the first time in eight months. a sign that one of the world's most powerful economies isn't growing as fast as it had been. the pros on wall street say this was bound to happen after months of gains and record highs. and in fact, the fed pulling back might be a good sign that the economy's getting better. >> there is no fear. there is no panic that's going on. but i think we do know that it's going to be a nice slow, orderly process to see if our economy can stand on its own again. >> reporter: that doesn't make yesterday any prettier, and stocks were only part of it. a metal meltdown. 2 1/2-year lows for gold and silver. gold, the shelter from the storm in the recession, is dropping like a rock, losing a quarter of its value to far this year. don't be too afraid to peek at your 401(k). even after yesterday's dramatic drop, the dow was up mo
FOX News
Jun 21, 2013 6:00am PDT
are a bit higher as a sign the overall economy is strong and these are good things. i would think that would be good for the market and investors. >> reporter: ben bernanke is talking about a growth rate of 2.5%. and he's not talking about a flood of new jobs coming into the economy tither. he's got to quit the printing money at some point. he's hinting he will do it soon but he's not leaving a strong underlying economy underneath it. that's why to some degree you have got the selloff in the stock market. martha: an all female jury will decide if george zirmman committed murder when he shot and killed teenager trayvon martin. today we expect we'll hear whether a potentially critical piece of evidence will be admissible during this trial. phil keating is live in miami. this hearing focuses on that 911 call we heard so much. in that call we hear the gunshot, right? >> right. this is potentially decisive expert testimony money that can persuade this jury to go guilty or not guilty. whether it's george zimmerman's voice or trayvon martin's voice screaming in the audio tape. even saying quote, i'
FOX Business
Jun 18, 2013 11:00am EDT
/11 to the american economy? trillions of dollars. think about the lies that have been saved. they will only tell us about a couple of those. they have to be careful about sources and methods. still needs oversight. congress should be looking at it closely. i am pretty comfortable with what they have laid out so far. connell: speaking of september 11 and attacks on our financial industry, general alexander have the following quote talking about rather being here debating this point in trying to explain how we failed to prevent another 9/11. do you think that these programs , you know, the internet surveillance or the phone collection, in terms of records, do you think that that would have prevented september 11? >> they did say something to this effect. he said they may have been able to track one of the 9/11 hijackers if they had this program before 9/11. that is if i heard it correctly. that tells you something. who knows where we would be today in our history if they would have been able to do that. connell: supporters of the nsa leaker say he has been able to prompt or develop this discussion th
FOX News
Jun 19, 2013 12:00pm PDT
the feds will pull back as the economy improves and he says it's getting better slowly. >> overall the committee believes the downside risks diminished but we continue toomd risks as they evolve. >> the federal reserve updated projections predicting growth this year 2.3 to 2.6%, slightedly worse than the march prediction calling for the economy to grow 2.8%. the unemployment rate between 7.2 and 7.3% is better than march forecast when predicting 7.5%. the fed expects unemployment to fall to 6.5% next year. >> shepard: men's warehouse stock took a dive following word the company fired george zimmer. >> by one get one free on almost everybody, including the modern fit suits. you're going to like the way you look, i guarantee it. >> zimmer had been a fixture in men's warehouse commercials for years delivering his signature catchphrase. the company didn't indicate why they fired him but it was done the same day as the annual shareholders meeting. the men's warehouse reports it postponed the meeting to renominate its board of directors without him. watch this space. the nsa set to tall
FOX News
Jun 20, 2013 3:00am PDT
is because ben bernanke said we might taper back from this printing. >> we might end it if the economy gets better. i don't believe they're really going to do this. >> steve: you don't? >> no. i don't think ben bernanke will be replaced by janet yellen who is into printing money. i think they will not allow the obama economy to rest on its own. they will keep printing money to keep this feeble economy. if you stop printing money, then all the impact of obamacare, higher taxes, all the regulations that this president has imposed, those chickens come home to roost and forget about the 3% growth. we'll have 1% growth if we're lucky. >> steve: we probably have 3% growth because of this printing of the money. >> right. >> steve: i know you don't think it will happen any time soon. but if it did happen next month what, would happen? >> if he stopped printing money next month, the market would go down to 12,000. i've been on tho thank show and i said if he keeps printing money, there is no stopping it. >> steve: you say 20,000? >> if he keeps printing, dow 20,000 in the next couple years is feasib
PBS
Jun 20, 2013 12:00am PDT
not only these philanthropic activities but also his look at the economy and his look at the alternative investment world. so welcome. >> good to be here. >> rose: let me start with the chinese scholars program. is it your hope to do something like cecil rows did with the rhodes scholarship. >> absolutely. what he was doing was a little bit defendant he was taking people from the british empire fundmentally plus america and sending them to oxford. he started his scholarship in 1920 which reflected the 19th century. >> rose: what are you trying to do. >> i'm trying to be in the 21st century using the same model of attracting terrific kids who finished college for a year in graduate school. these are kids that are going to be successful anyhow. what we're trying to do is create a group of future leaders, thought leaders from around the world. so we're going to have 45% americans, 20% chinese, and 35% from the rest of the world, from the top 20. >> rose: from latin america, from europe, from africa, from whatever. >> absolutely. and then what we're trying to do is introduce them to china
NBC
Jun 21, 2013 5:30pm PDT
from the pope in just four weeks. the economy here is booming. it's the sixth largest in the world. but many have been left behind, millions still living in extreme poverty. >> even if brazil is one of the largest economies in the world, we have one of the biggest inequalities. >> reporter: the government has made concessions, rolling back a 20-cent fare hike in public transportation. but the demonstrations have only grown. >> we pay so much taxes and we don't have education, health, human rights. >> reporter: the protesters have surprised even themselves with their numbers, but there is no clear leader, no clear agenda, and so far tonight, no end in sight. miguel almaguer, nbc news, rio de janeiro. >>> and still ahead for us this evening, out of the classroom and in the field. real-life lessons part of an innovative new way of teaching and something remarkable happening for a lot of kids. >>> and later, high honors tonight for james gandolfini from the folks from back home. >>> we are back with our "education nation" report and what might be the definition of a teachable moment fo
FOX News
Jun 16, 2013 1:00pm PDT
that the u.s. economy is on the road to recovery. baby boomers are fueling rv sales. the motor home business hit a detour during the last ut now r vehicle sales apparently are up over the years. so what does this mean for the larger economy? let's bring back brenda buttner, senior business correspondent and anchor of "bulls and bears." thanks for coming back. >> absolutely. >> what is driving these numbers? they're up over the past year. >> they're up tremendously. right now nine million american households own rvs, that's the highest level ever. it's a $14 billion market in the u.s. but essentially you need a lot of confidence to buy a gas guzzling home on wheels. so what this is basically saying is that consumers are confident. essentially rv sales, they kind of anticipate a recession, but they also can foreshadow a recovery. so these sales show that perhaps we're on the road to recovery. >> because when sales bottomed out, it was due to a number of factors. like gas prices -- >> yeah. they didn't just bottom out. they went over a cliff from 2006 to 2009 motor homes, rv sales, fell 60%. th
NBC
Jun 17, 2013 7:00am EDT
is entrenched hezbollah, iran and russia. >> the economy is taking a rare backseat at the summit. partly a reflection of the slow and steady recovery but how they pay taxes to the big 8 countries is likely to be a big issue. matt. >>> thank you. something else expected to get attention the results of iran's election. a moderate cleric is replacing mahmoud ahmadinejad. he won overwhelmingly, what do we know about him? >> he's been backed heavily by the reformist but he's not a reformist. on the inner circle of the conservative rulers of iran. he has a good relationship with the supreme leader and the reformists that came out heavily backing him. if it wasn't for the country's leading reformist he wouldn't have become president. >> when you think of the list of things the united states and iran disagree on. the nuclear program is one of the things that jumps out. how might this new president impact the direction of that program, if at all. >> well, he was chief nuclear negotiator during the late 90s, early 2000 and that's when they saw a suspension of uranium enrichment. he came under heav
MSNBC
Jun 18, 2013 3:00am PDT
and 2011. their take went from 10% to 20% of the whole. we live in a superstar economy. >> e.j., we live in a superstar economy. you base your column in a speech that was actually given by alan krueger at the rock and roll hall of fame in cleveland. talking about the dangers of growing in come inequality. we hear it from the left and the right. alan greenspan says it's one of the greatest threats to american capitalism. what do we do about it? >> there's a number of things we can do about it. i thought the speech was very powerful because how do you get people to talk about inequality. putting it into the context of rock, the theme really is, it's a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll. the difference between the top and the bottom is bigger. i think we're taking some steps already on taxation. i think we need to do a lot more to help people at the bottom end of the economy stay in school longer, go to community college. i think that's part of it. but we also need just a fair bargain between labor and capital. justin wolfer, the economist, put out some charts yesterday that s
CSPAN
Jun 17, 2013 12:00pm EDT
's a reflection of the economy. i stand in support of mr. gowdy's safe act and we've seen as moving before in 1986 and if we go down that path it's not going to end well and it's an to have a devastating effect. thank you for allowing me to speak today. >> thank you, sheriff and we will now recognize mr. crane to read >> good afternoon, a ranking member conyers and members of the kennedy. we are still reading through this a fact introduced by congressman gowdy however my reaction is one of appreciation and support for his efforts. i applaud the congressman and his staff for creating a bill that makes public safety a priority that reforms enforcement. unfortunately, the gang of eight legislation reflects an absence of all enforcement input as it contains no tangible plan for border security and essentially ignores interior enforcement altogether while simultaneously treating it that his citizenship for members of criminal street gangs and most other criminal aliens. we hope the members of both parties in the house and in the senate will review the provisions of the safe act as the gang of eight leg
CNN
Jun 21, 2013 6:00am PDT
year and they're concerned what the fed is going to do when they stop supporting the economy probably some time into next year. you'll see this gut check where people are taking money off the table. >> christine romans reporting live from new york city, thank you. >>> six women, six women, just women would decide the fate of george zimmerman and remember race could be a key factor to this case. five of thez women jurors are white. one is described as hispanic or black. opening statements now set for monday. also, today the judge will rule on a controversial voice analysis of the screams heard on this 911 call. >> does he loohurt to you? >> i can't see him. i don't want to go out there. i don't know what's going on. >> do you think he's yelling help? >> yes. >> all right. what is your -- >> all right, you heard the screams in the background. the prosecution wants to show it was trayvon martin's voice. if so, that could hurt zimmerman's self-defense claim in shooting zimmerma eme eme em was unarm aed. >>> also new information this morning in the sudden death of james gandolfini. hotel s
CSPAN
Jun 17, 2013 7:00am EDT
the fact the unions and taxes are the two things that bring down the nation's economy. anyone that loves history can see it over and over again, taxes, high taxes, they drive businesses out of a country to another country and it is hard to get them back. when you unionize to the point where it is ridiculous, sitting around pretending like they are union bosses, sucking up the workers' money, it is never going to work. never, ever. maybe if we look at greece and these other failures, you can see what is behind them. host: what can the president do this week at this economic gathering? that maybe hek can listen more than he speaks? -- caller: i think i can -- i think that maybe he can listen more than he speaks? host: what is your take on who he should be listening to? caller: i am not sure. you have a bunch of people with similar mindsets trying to solve problems they have all proved they cannot solve. florida, thankm you for the call. this twitter message from murray -- host: we want to get your thoughts on america's standing in the world and these issues hanging over the president as he
CNN
Jun 15, 2013 2:00pm PDT
very quickly. >> reporter: ironically an improving economy is to blame. >> unemployment is down. the stock market is doing really well. median home prices are up. people are feeling better. they're out there buying again, so the economy does well, you will see a rising-rate environment. >> reporter: and you will see it in your monthly payment. at 3.5 on a $250,000 home with 20% down, you pay $898. the same 30-year fixed mortgage will cost you 954 bucks at 4%. that's $56 more a month or $672 a year. down payment, credit score and income determine the rate you'll pay. >> borrowers that are getting the best rate are putting 20% to 25% down. they have income that is documentable so they're providing w-2s and federal tax returns and they have an excellent credit score, something over 700 or 720. >> reporter: a quick closing date also helps. >> you get your best rate from a lender if you lock in for 30 days. standard to lock-in for 60 days and the longer you go out, the more expensive it will be. >> reporter: ask your lender about a float-down provision so your rate could be adjusted
NBC
Jun 21, 2013 6:00am PDT
eventually stop propping up the economy. >> scott mcgrew is working on it, can't really figure out why it took investors so long to notice. >> this is such a mystery to me, jon. on wednesday, midday, middle of the week the fed says what we said it was going the say. it's going to slow and eventually stop quantitative easing. more than 24 hours later, by the close of business thursday, investors were still selling stocks like they hadn't noticed the fed and sold before that. it was supposed to be big news. in this day of quick trade, why the dow fell more than 300 points thursday kind of crazy late. the worst losses -- we may see almost a sale on stocks today. bond prices are way up and we said they would be as well. oracle is leaving the nasdaq. the redwood shores company will trade under the nyc today. it doesn't really affect your investments, but kind of an embarrassment for the nasdaq. oracle stocks down big on slower sales. >>> two google doodles to show you this morning. one on the top, a welcome to summer. the other, a welcome to winter. today, as christina pointed out, the firs
MSNBC
Jun 19, 2013 11:00am PDT
, this was a hot topic on "morning joe" this morning, the economy so much of this was supposed to be especially the g-8 focused on that and we saw transition with the developments regarding nsa. when we look back at when the president visited germany before he was elected and even just the climate of the austerity measures in europe versus the actions that he promoted here in the united states and the face of both of these economies now, lends itself to an interesting discussion over what should be done to repair economies. >> reporter: you know, i look at this -- i want to look at this through the prism of obama/merkel relationship. they have become close. it was the financial crisis that brought them together. each was trying to pull the other to their direction. merkel was trying to pull the united states a little more austerity. president obama was trying to pull germany into saying you have to bailout all of europe. don't put such harsh crit era on what you're trying to do at the time during the great bailout. things like that. and they did sort of end up meeting in the middle and they're
NBC
Jun 18, 2013 5:00pm PDT
wage to $8 an hour. proponents say it will help the economy as minimum wake workers will have more money to spend. earlier this year in san francisco they raised their minimum wage. >>> have you heard about it? a way to raise money online, often for a particular project to a lot of little donations. >> one turned to crowd funding to help improve their building and ended up with not just money but some surprising attention. garvin thomas has their story tonight. >> reporter: for all the great work that they have done for the past four decades, they do keep a relatively low profile. a lot of that comes for the personal of their director michelle clark. she says she's more steak than sizzle. in tonight's bay area crowd she gets credit for both. >> so you need to know i do this all the time. ask michelle clark how one gets to washington, d.c. and she'll take you up on the roof. sha being the best place, of course, to put solar panels. in this case the panels that power the building, that houses the youth employment partnership at the corner of 23rd and international boulevard in oaklan
WHUT
Jun 17, 2013 8:00am EDT
of things. the economy is growing at half or so. , allost-world war ii rate the problems with the lack of people who are working over the last six years, we still have not caught up to where we were in the number of americans employed. long-term unemployment is growing. income inequality is growing. we do not have a modern system. very few people line up at american consulates to come to american elementary and high schools. lots of things are wrong and my argument is severalfold. he cannot set an example that the other world wants to emulate so we lose the struggle of the competition of ideas. unless we get these things right, we are not going to have the resources to be a great power and lead the world. if there is no alternative to a world led by the united states, than what matters is the ability of the united states to act in the world and to play a large role. this becomes an academic opposition. unless we put our economic and political house in order, we are not going to have that capacity. my argument is not that we overdo these things to make it a better society to the 300 mil
CNBC
Jun 18, 2013 5:00pm EDT
a holistic perspective. i don't think it's the main thing. they look at the key parameters for the economy. it's the unemployment rate, the growth rate and the inflation rate. those are the main things that is going to dictate the timing. >> if you believe tapering is going to begin in september, i would imagine the fed would have to warn the markets or elude to the fact tomorrow. what's going to be the market reaction? >> i think we have had most of the reaction? >> you think no reaction whatsoever as the fed mark the before their gift helped preserve the point... before a credit solution was used to expand their business... before trusts were created for their grandkids' educations... they chose a partner to help manage their wealth... one whose insights, solutions, and approach have been relied on for over 200 years. that's the value of trusted connections. that's u.s. trust. [ male announcer ] i've seen incredible things. otherworldly things. but there are some things i've never seen before. this ge jet engine can understand 5,000 data samples per second. which is good for business. be
MSNBC
Jun 17, 2013 3:00am PDT
by the french and germans? >> on the economy it's pretty good. but there's a whole other part of discomfort, if you will, with some european leaders and it more has to do -- their reaction to president obama is just like any other politician's reaction to a politician that may not be as popular as they once were. president obama, the nsa things do not play well over here. there has been a frustration by some on the left in europe that president obama hasn't addressed the issue of climate change more aggressively. that's always been a much more important issue to europeans than it ever has been in the united states. and you sort of take all of that into account and so there certainly is -- you know, the shine has worn off. two years ago when president obama would come over here, you know, you know, figuratively throwing rose pe petals at his feet. he still has a huge audience a few hours ago in belfast for a speech he gave that was addressing northern ireland youth. he's going to get a huge number of people at the brandenburg gate when he makes that speech on the 50th anniversary of jfk spee
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